BY Katie Zanin
on Dec 02, 2010
In Malaysia this week there has been a new bus line introduced in an attempt to quell sexual harassment. The Rapid Lady Bus service will run the most popular bus lines during peak-hours so that passengers can have the choice of stepping into a women-only pink bus rather than deal with the jostling and harassment of men.
RapidKL Bus Chief Operating Officer Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain said, “This is based on feedback received from our ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch
on Dec 01, 2010
New York Magazine’s cover feature this week is entitled “Waking Up From the Pill”. The article discusses the Pill’s 50th anniversary, its great effect on women’s reproductive freedom, and its consequence. The article’s author, Vanessa Grigoriadis, poses the argument that with the Pill came an ignorance of the body. The theory is women are no longer conscious of what their body is telling them, because there is a pill to control ... Read More
BY Molly Labell
on Nov 30, 2010
Yesterday at my part-time job, I was discussing with my manager my plans to start graduate school in January. When he asked me what I was going to study, I cheerfully replied that I was going to get my master's degree in Gender Studies. "What's that?" he asked.
"You know. Sort of like Women's Studies," I said, brilliantly describing my program of study.
"...What's that?" he asked again.
Dumbfounded, I ever so eloquently explained "Like...feminism and stuff?" (My ... Read More
There's no shortage of hot topics to melt away those winter blues in our Dec/Jan issue of BUST, hitting newsstands today! A stunning Sofia Coppola graces our cover, a Holiday Gift Guide awaits to make your holiday shopping stress-free, a fashion spread with plus-size model Ashley Graham brings you a steaming hot wardrobe for this dreary season, our DIY decor ideas dare you not to turn your festivities into crafting parties, and an interview with none other ... Read More
PETA has released a new ad in response to the controversy surrounding TSA screenings, causing a rumble of its own by displaying (yet another) picture of a close-to-naked woman promoting their cause with her (thin) body. PETA's staff is not new to accusations of being sexist with their ads, and issued a thoughtful response last year to a reader of feministsforchoice.com explaining their motivations.
So, what do you think, readers? Is PETA promoting ... Read More
on Nov 26, 2010
I'm a huge hater on abstinence-based sex ed. I've never been able to fathom why omitting vital, straightforward information about reproduction from young women & men is supposed to be in any way helpful. Opponents of sex ed make it seem like teaching these lesson plans is as steamy as one of my Grandma Jeanne's "bosom heaver" romance novels (with Fabio airbrushed on the cover no less). It's all kinds of messed up to lie to kids, then expect ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch
on Nov 23, 2010
Female celebrity musicians generally look as though they get along, but last night there was a rift. They seemed to sense a threat. Rhianna, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha all reportedly acted like they were friends with rap artist Nicki Minaj, and then started taunting her. Each groped her butt and then laughed about how fake it was. This was Nicki’s first time at the American Music Awards, and I doubt she expected such a two-faced welcome from her fellow female ... Read More
on Nov 17, 2010
In the past few weeks, there's been alot of attention paid to the subject of bullying in high school, and, in particular, the bullying of homosexuals. The current round of media attention to his subject began with the tragic suicide of Tyler Clementi, who jumped off the George Washington Bridge, to his death, after having been secretly videotaped in his college dorm having sex with a man, and then having the video spread around campus. ... Read More
BY Mary S
on Nov 17, 2010
During my childhood days, (oblivious, of course, to their now-glaring kitsch factor) I would often purchase posters from book order catalogs. Sad-eyed kittens playing with balls of yarn, several adorable puppies stuffed into a wicker basket, to more sad-eyed kittens huddled under a fluffy pink blanket were just some of the subjects that intrigued me. If only I’d had artist Amanda Visell’s posters for girls. These beautiful prints, which echo mid-century ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee
on Nov 16, 2010
Remember that moment in your Facebook life when Dad joined up? (I know you’re on there, Frank Magee, but I’m not ready to talk about it.) What about your 14-year-old cousin (when did she start wearing eyeliner??) While an older generation’s foray into social networking has spawned public jokes and private nervousness, it’s a younger generation’s participation that perhaps deserves our ... Read More